"Usage" is the average amount of time you use the appliance. For example, if you use a television for three hours every night, please enter "3" in the first field and select "hours/day" in the second field. Your cost per month and cost per year will be automatically calculated.
"Typical Watts" is the wattage of the appliance. This field is pre-populated with an estimate for your convenience. If you know the actual wattage of your appliance, please change the value in this field to more accurately calculate your monthly and yearly costs.
"$ Monthly" is the approximate cost per month you are paying to run the appliance (in U.S. dollars). This is calculated by taking the total cost per year and dividing it by 12 (the number of months in a year).
Please note: If you provide "months/year" usage, "$ Monthly" is calculated by taking the total cost per year and dividing it by the number of months provided. Actual monthly charges will only be assessed on the months that the appliance is in use.
"$ Yearly" is the approximate cost per year you are paying to run the appliance (in U.S. dollars). This is calculated based on the criteria you provided in the "Usage" and "Typical Watts" fields.